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Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa

A nice meaty fish with mild pleasing flavor this Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa is simple and quick for a delicious weeknight dinner.

Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa on gray plate with white and green napkin on wood table.It doesn’t matter if you are in summer light eating and grilling season or smack dab in the middle of total comfort food in the middle of winter, you always need a quick, easy and light dish that will fill you up but not leave you in a food coma.  This Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa will totally do the trick! You can make this any time of year, because it uses simple ingredients that are easy to have on hand for a quick dinner with little prep work.

Overhead view of black bowl filled with fruit salsa on a wood table for Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa.

The salsa comes together very easily using canned pineapple chunks so that you never have to worry about the season.  Of course, if you have fresh pineapple in abundance, feel free to substitute, but this is intended to make it as simple as possible and something you can make even on a busy day.

Jerk seasoning blend being sprinkled on fish fillets in a red casserole dish to make Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa.

I am a huge fan of seasoning blends because they keep it easy and fuss free to make any number of dishes. I used a jerk seasoning blend for the fish but it would also be delicious with taco seasoning or cajun seasoning so feel free to customize to your liking.

Cast iron pan with cooked blackened fish for Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa.

For making fish quick and easy, I’m a huge fan of these cast iron skillets.  They are inexpensive, high quality, and make seriously the best crust on any fish you will ever have.  You can even do a quick sear and then throw them in the oven to finish cooking for those thicker pieces of fish that won’t cook quickly on the stove.

Table setting in front of window with gray plate with Pan Seared Halibut with Pineapple Salsa with black bowl of fruit salsa in background.

Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa

Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa

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A nice meaty fish with mild pleasing flavor this Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Pineapple Salsa is simple and quick for a delicious weeknight dinner.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 7oz Halibut Filets
  • 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 oz canned pineapple chunks drained
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro

Instructions

  • Season both sides of halibut with seasoning
  • Heat olive oil in skillet until very hot over medium high heat
  • Add halibut and sear well on one side for about 5 minutes
  • Flip when fish no longer sticks to pan
  • Sear for about 1 minute on other side and then reduce heat slightly and let cook for 5-8 more minutes until cooked through (fish is cooked when internal temp is 145 degrees)
  • Add drained pineapple, chopped onion and jalapeño and cilantro to a bowl and toss together 
  • Serve halibut topped with pineapple salsa

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 249kcal

Smart Points per serving: 3 (must drain pineapple or use fresh)

Freestyle Smart Points per serving: 1

 

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